Marc ICF Benefits

Designer's benefits

Marc ICFs offer a building solution which can reduce design challenges and greatly improve the quality of structures that are designed and built daily. Below are several benefits that make Marc ICF the perfect addition to your next project.

High Performance - Protection

Marc ICF structures are constructed using reinforced concrete which tremendously increases strength and maximizes resistance to natural disasters such as storms, hurricanes, tornadoes and earthquakes.  Marc ICFs are also manufactured using only approved raw material bead with flame retardant agents which provides a 3 hour fire rating.

Superior Insulation

Marc ICF often replaces fiberglass insulation which eliminates all air borne glass fibers and insulation settlement.  Marc structures are constructed with non-organic materials, which greatly minimizes the growth of mold and mildew.  Also, the impermeable walls prevent the entry of dust, pollens and pollution.

Sound Barrier

Marc Insulated Concrete Forms provide exceptional sound attenuation and have a Sound Transmission Class (STC) Rating of 50 which corresponds to a reduction in over two thirds of transmitted noise.

Design Flexibility

Marc ICFs have superior engineered spanning capabilities, making them ideal for long insulated window and door lintels, as well as for grade beam applications. They are also extremely flexible in design making curved, square, plumb and straight walls easily obtainable. In addition, exterior and interior wall coverings are easily attached, dramatically improving a structure's appearance.

Applications - Commercial

For commercial construction, ICFs are used primarily for the structure's exterior walls but also often for interior walls to provide shear walls or acoustic, thermal and fire barriers between areas.

Applications - Residential

For residential construction, ICFs are typically used for the structure's exterior walls from foundation to top plate, including basements. ICFs can also be used in combination with conventional wood frame or panel construction.

Applications - Green Building

Marc ICF structures combine expanded polystyrene (EPS) insulation and concrete thermal mass. This highly effective combination of materials minimizes temperature fluctuations by absorbing and storing heat.  This equates to an average of approximately 30-50% reduction in energy consumption for heating and cooling which results in an equivalent reduction in harmful emissions.

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